Muslim journo explains real reason for Nice attacks

Muslim journo explains real reason for Nice attacks
Roshan M. Salih (Image via Twitter)

The terror attack last night in Nice, France that left at least 84 people dead was carried out by a Tunisian Islamofascist named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. According to French authorities, Bouhlel — who mercilessly gunned down a crowd of civilians out to celebrate France’s Independence Day, then drove his truck through a second throng — had a history of clashes with the law.

But that isn’t the real cause of last night’s murderous mayhem. According to Roshan Muhammed Salih, editor of the British Muslim news site 5Pillars, the cause of the attack was France’s Islamophobia.

Shortly after the attack, Salih tweeted:

And here you thought imaginary afflictions couldn’t kill!

The tweet seems to have been met with outrage by majority of those who saw it. Some of the reactions were reasonable, others less so:

But Salih was determined to have the last word:

However you analyze the exchange, one undeniable takeaway is that policies critical of Muslims is a flashpoint to these attacks. But if that’s true, doesn’t it put the lie to Barack Obama’s insistence that Islam has nothing to do with acts of terrorism?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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